Scholarships for High School Seniors

College is right around the corner. Here are scholarships open to high school seniors who are off to college in the fall.

Marion Motley Scholarship
Sponsor: Cleveland Browns Foundation
Amount: $2,500 per year – renewable for four years
Closing Date: September 30, 2022extended to October 5, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors from Northwest Ohio who plan to major in areas that could lead to careers working in education or for a professional sports organization, such as but not limited to: accounting, business, communications, event management, exercise science, finance, graphic design, human resources, information technology, journalism, kinesiology, marketing/advertising, public relations, or sports management.

$1000 Easy Scholarship – Be a Voter Captain
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 8, 2022
Description: Earn volunteer hours and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship by becoming a Voter Captain and helping others to register to vote. As a Voter Captain, you’ll be joining a group of young people around the US who are also committed to civic engagement and community power.

AES Engineering Scholarship
Sponsor: AES Engineering
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 8, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a successful life. Scholarship is open to all majors.

$1000 Easy Scholarship – Be a Voter Captain
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 8, 2022
Description: Earn volunteer hours and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship by becoming a Voter Captain and helping others to register to vote. As a Voter Captain, you’ll be joining a group of young people around the US who are also committed to civic engagement and community power.

$500 Easy Scholarship – The Future is Now: Your Voice, Your Vote
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 14, 2022
Description: You could win a $500 scholarship by taking our quiz to find out your Civic Leadership Personality, and simply sharing with us your results, as well as what’s on your mind — and how you plan to use your unique personality to make an impact this election season.

$1000 Easy Scholarship – Your Plan, Your Vote
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 14, 2022
Description: Whether you’re voting in-person or by mail, make a plan on how you’ll vote in the 2022 midterm elections. You’ll be entered for the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship!

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 14, 2022
Description: Competition is open to students between the ages of 15 and 18 who have talent in visual, literary, design or performing arts. There is a $35 application fee, but it can be waived if you meet requirements.

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanMuscle
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.

AmericanTrucks Student Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanTrucks
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled full-time in an accredited United States technical institute, secondary votech or tuition bearing apprenticeship program in he traditional building trades (e.g. carpentry, HVAC, electrical or related fields of study.

Daniels Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Daniels Fund
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from schools in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.

NSCA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students who are or will be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. The foundation offers multiple scholarships.

Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Pretty Photoshop Actions
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Photoshop.

SchoolHouse Connection and Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program
Sponsor: SchoolHouse Connection
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently resident in the United States (undocumented applicants are eligible) who were born on or after October 15, 2022. Applicant must begin college (four year, community college, or trade school) for the first time in 2023 (not including dual-enrollment courses). Applicant must have experienced homelessness in the last six years.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Varsity Tutors
Amount: $200
Closing Date: October 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must submit an essay on the following prompt: “What does education meant to you?”

Bruce Fishkin Scholarship
Sponsor: Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 17, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2022 who are residents or attend high school in one of the following areas: Chicago, Illinois or the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada and suburbs of the area, or Fairfield, Greens Farms, Redding or Westport, Connecticut.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 17, 2022
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video.

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award
Sponsor: Wendy’s Restaurants
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 18, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in one of the 43 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations and sponsored by their school. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Flinn Scholarship
Sponsor: Flinn Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 19, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and Arizona residents. Applicant must participate and demonstrate leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities, attain at least a 3.5 GPA, and rank in the top five percent of their graduating class (if the school reports class rank).

$1,000 October Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LA Tutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC)
Sponsor: National Center for Women & Information Technology
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. high school and college women with an interest in computing and technology. College students must attend an NCWIT Academic Alliance institution and major or minor in computing.

Chet Advance Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecticut State Treasurer’s Office
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: October 21, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school freshman and high school seniors who attend school in Connecticut OR attend a parochial school outside of Connecticut and either the student or one of the student’s parents or guardian reside in Connecticut.

Marching Band Scholarships
Sponsor: Music for All
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: October 22, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who participate in marching band. Applicant must be nominated by the directors of bands performing at a Bands of America Regional, Super Regional, or Grand National Championship.

Golden Door Scholars Program
Sponsor: Golden Door Scholars
Amount: Full tuition, room and board for a year-year degree at a Golden Door partner school. Students at other schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Closing Date: October 23, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and recent high school graduates who are eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Applicants from states where DACA students must pay out-of-state tuition at public universities and community colleges will be given strong preference.

Youth Art Contest
Sponsor: Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Amount: UP to $200
Closing Date: October 28, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students 18 years of age or younger who are directly or indirectly affected by cancer. Applicant must submit an original piece of artwork or photo.

Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies
Sponsor: Evans Scholars Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have a strong caddie record and excellent academics. Applicant must have completed their junior year of high school with above a B average. Applicant must plan to attend an institution with an Evans Scholars Program (list of institutions available on website).

Price Transparency Scholarship
Sponsor: ColoHealth
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to medical costs.

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: U.S. Bank
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who is at least 16 years of age or older and are enrolled as a current undergraduate student as of September 1, 2023. Applicant must complete financial lessons to be entered.

$500 Easy Scholarship – Build Positive Relationships at School!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: You could win a $500 scholarship by sharing a Welcome Note or Guide with new students in your school. Simply upload a screenshot or photo of you sharing your guide or note and help inspire others to join the movement. You’ll automatically be entered to earn a scholarship.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

Advertisemint Scholarship
Sponsor: Advertisemint
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are at least 25 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given prompts related to advertising or social media.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled in college within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular activities, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors attending school in the United States. Program recognizes students for their capacity to lead and service, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Sponsor: Courage To Grow
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in high school and college students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must explain in 250 words or less why they believe they should be awarded the scholarship.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship
Sponsor: Discover Financial Services
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college and they will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related to North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

Local Conservation Scholarship
Sponsor: Steve Duckett, Attorney at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who can demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Applicant must submit a personal statement explaining their dedication to local conservation.

National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National CPR Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are at least 18 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Applicant must be currently or planning to be enrolled in school majoring in a healthcare or education-related field.

National Poetry Competition
Sponsor: The Poetry Society
Amount: Up to £5000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. Applicant must submit a previously unpublished single poem.

National Rice Month Scholarship
Sponsor: USA Rice
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in rice-growing states (Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas). Applicant must create a video about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to their state.

Reel Milk Moments Video Contest
Sponsor: American Milk Producers
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of Arizona who are 17 years of age or older and are (or will be) enrolled in a post-secondary school (university, college, or community college) in the state of Arizona for the 2022 fall term with at least 12 credit hours. Student must create a “reel” Milk Moment video, lasting 30 seconds or less, featuring their favorite dairy product(s).

Scary Stories Scholarship
Sponsor: CollegExpress
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students 13+ who are legal residents of the United States. Applicant must submit one sentence answering the following question: “What’s your favorite scary movie, book, or legend?”

School Survey Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Sweepstakes is open to current high school students, high school alumni who graduated within the last four years, and the parents of those students or alumni. Individual must take a survey on a United States high school.

SkillPointe Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: SkillPointe Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must be pursuing non-credit courses at an approved community college, technical college, or other training institution.

The $1,000 SuperCollege Scholarship
Sponsor: SuperCollege.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors, college students, graduate school students and returning adult students who will enroll in a college or university. Applicant must fill out a short form.

Video Contest Scholarship for Creative Students
Sponsor: IvyPanda
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school, college, and university students worldwide. Applicant must submit a video on a given topic related to COVID, social media, or advice for college freshmen.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Program is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute essay on this year’s theme; “Why is the Veteran Important?”

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2027) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Alpine Recovery Lodge Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Alpine Recovery Lodge
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, or Nevada. Applicant must submit an essay detailing how addiction has directly affected them.

CarBrain Scholarship
Sponsor: CarBrain
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on one of two given topics related to motor vehicles.

Colorado Farm Show Scholarships
Sponsor: Colorado Farm Show
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to Colorado graduating high school seniors and current college students who strive to leave a lasting impression on their community and in the agriculture industry.

Congressional App Challenge
Sponsor: Internet Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Challenge is open to U.S. students in middle school or high school who live in a Congressional district that is participating (check website for details). Applicant must create any type of app they like on any platform they like.

Future Designer Scholarship
Sponsor: CardsDirect
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are 17 years of age or older and who are enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution. Applicant must submit an original artwork or photograph for use on a greeting card.

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship
Sponsor: Greenhouse Scholars
Amount: Up to $5,000 per year for four years
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000) and have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York, or North Carolina.

Save the Frogs! Art Contest
Sponsor: Save the Frogs!
Amount: $100
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Contest is open to anyone, regardless of age, with a talent for art. Applicant must submit a cool frog piece of art.

South Dakota Farmers Union Scholarships
Sponsor: South Dakota Farmers Union
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be freshman at a post-secondary institution of higher learning and those currently in their freshman year of school at the post-secondary level. Applicant must attend, or plan to attend, an in-state post-secondary college, university or technical school.

Visionary Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American College Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are United States citizens or eligible non-citizens. Applicant must submit an essay on why college is important to them.

Young Writers Awards
Sponsor: Bennington College
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades can enter in one of the following categories: poetry (a group of three poems), fiction (a short story or one-act play), or nonfiction (a personal or academic essay. All entries must be original work and sponsored by a high school teacher).

Chick-fil-A Community Scholars
Sponsor: Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Amount: $25,000
Closing Date: November 2, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students or students planning to enroll in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicant must have shown demonstrated care through community-service in the twelve (12) months prior to application.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Sponsor: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 3, 2022
Description: Award is open to all young people in grades 5-12 who live in the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., and have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year.

Jon Borowicz Scholarship
Sponsor: Vermont Philharmonic
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 5, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are Vermont residents and participate weekly in Vermont music programs for youth.

Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 6, 2022
Description: Scholarships are open to Alabama high school seniors. Applicant or applicant’s parents or grandparents must be a member of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2022extended to November 7, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged.

Student Excellence Scholarship
Sponsor: Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: November 8, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from Wisconsin who intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution, university, college, or vocational/technical college. Applicants will be evaluated on leadership, school and community involvement, and academic achievements and on their future educational goals, personal life goals, community/society service goals, and career goals.

Regeneron Science Talent Search
Sponsor: Society for Science and the Public
Amount: Up to $250,000
Closing Date: November 9, 2022
Description: Award is open to high school seniors living in the United States, and US citizens living abroad, who have completed independent STEM research projects.

Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship
Sponsor: Good Tidings Foundation
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: November 11, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in 2022 who are residents of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, or Yolo. Applicant must have done something to serve the community.

Youth Awards
Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 13, 2022
Description: Award is open to Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens.

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Sponsor: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 14, 2022
Description: Contest is open to students enrolled in grades 6-12 who are residents of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or a province of Canada (except Quebec). Applicant must submit an essay on the topic: “What is your dream for a better community and world?”

Most Valuable Student Competition
Sponsor: Elks National Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: November 14, 2022
Description: Competition is open to high school seniors who are citizens of the United States. Applicant must submit completed application and materials to the closest Elks Lodge. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

10 Words or Less Scholarship
Sponsor: StudentScholarship.org
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2023. Applicant must share in 10 words or less why they deserve the scholarship.

Concerto Competition
Sponsor: United States Marine Band
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2022
Description: Competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2020-2021 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instructions may apply. Applicant must select one of the works listed on the application for their instrument and submit an audio recording of their performance accompanied by piano, band, or orchestra.

Interface Scholarships
Sponsor: Interface
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled full-time students in any accredited U.S. university for the upcoming academic year. Applicant must have a passion for using technology to solve real-world problems.

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